Star Trek 2006 travel blog

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

We took the scenic drive leaving the Sanduskey area down towards Cleveland. Beautiful homes along the Erie Lake, large trees and huge lawns someone has to mow, though it is very rare to see anyone out mowing. Just before arriving in the Cleveland area, we discovered we would be going right by the Cleveland Brown's stadium and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Fontana's and Fines decided to stop there while the Pellegrini's decided to go to President Garfields Museum and the Evans went on to our next camp stop.

Well, Elvis might have left the building, but Rock and Roll is here to stay. The building itself is quite impressive, very modern with 7 different levels, opened in 1986. Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. The 1986 inductees included: Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard. Remember any of these? There was a 1 hour movie highlighting each year's inductees. It was fun remembering those we kinda forgot about. Tons of artifacts, listening stations, histories and costumes of many performers. A great stop for those who would like to explore the world's largest single collection of rock and roll history and see how the music changed our world. Could have spent more time there, but the Fontana's and the Fine's had to leave the building to avoid the Cleveland rush hour. Cameras were not permitted inside so no pictures.

The Brown's stadium was quite a site also, very modern looking. Also there was a Science Museum, looked like a huge place to visit, but didn't have time.

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